Good morning, Carrollwood!

by Joey deVilla on April 22, 2014

As I write this — 10:36 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 — it’s 72º F (22º C) in Carrollwood, the suburb of Tampa where I live and telecommute. For my Toronto friends, the drive from home to downtown Tampa takes about the same time as the drive from my place in High Park to downtown Toronto.

Here’s what the start of my bike ride looked like this morning. That’s home, with my car, Rhonda the Honda, in the outdoor parking spot. She doesn’t look it, but she turns 16 this year:

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I got greeted by this fella on the way out. While while peacocks are nothing new in this neighbourhood, they usually hang out a couple of blocks south. This is the second time in a couple of weeks that one of them has shown up in our complex:

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The morning started off without a cloud in the sky:

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So I hopped on the bike and made my way down to the road:

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Time to put on some miles!

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And there are many miles of quiet streets on which to lay rubber:

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After a quick ride, it’s time to get back to work. Here’s the interim home office, currently set up in the dining room. The second bedroom will become an office in a couple of weeks:

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And now it’s time to make mobile tech sing and customers happy:

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Proof that I am a direct descendant of an American: look at all that ice in my glass, the way God and the Founding Fathers intended.

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